[ nahr-koh-ter-uh-riz-uh m ]
/ ˌnɑr koʊˈtɛr əˌrɪz əm /


terrorist tactics employed by dealers in illicit drugs, as against competitors or government agents.


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Origin of narcoterrorism

First recorded in 1985–90

OTHER WORDS FROM narcoterrorism

nar·co·ter·ror·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for narcoterrorism

/ (ˌnɑːkəʊˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm) /


terrorism funded by the sale of illegal drugs

Derived forms of narcoterrorism

narcoterrorist, noun, adjective

Word Origin for narcoterrorism

C20: from narco- + terrorism
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